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Grafton & LaGrange notebook: May 22, 2009


LaGrange woman wins $10,000

Talking on the telephone has paid off big time for LaGrange resident Patricia Deidrick.

On May 15, Deidrick picked up a $10,000 "thank you" for participating in a customer service survey for Alltel Wireless, which has been acquired by Verizon Wireless.

A loyal customer since 2000, Deidrick was honored during a ceremony at the company`s store in Elyria.

Vendors needed

Vendors are needed for the annual LaGrange Lions Festival, July 23-25. Call (440) 926-3543, or go to

Keystone students form online tutorial

A group of Keystone High School business students produced the winning entry in a competition sponsored by the School Employees Lorain County Credit Union. Their presentation, "Make Money Matter," is an online tutorial to teach young people about savings, loans, credit and the services provided by a credit union.

Team members Megan Shaw, James Gerken, Brian Spangler, William Spangler and Uriah Rice developed their product in business teacher Karen Sprague`s class. Their winning effort resulted in a $500 prize, and a $250 award for the school`s business program.

The competition, which was open to all Lorain County school students, had student teams developing a credit union product or service for teens. They were to produce a marketing program with an imaginary budget of $10,000. Teams submitted their business plans and then presented their ideas to a group of judges on May 6 at the credit union in Elyria.

Columbia Library mini book sale

Friends of the Columbia Library Inc. will sponsor a mini-book sale noon to 6 p.m. May 29 and 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. May 30 at the library. Prices are $1 for hardbacks and 50 cents for children`s and paperback books. Call (440) 236-8751.

Columbia Branch Library is at 13824 West River Road, North, Columbia Township.

LaGrange Lions sight, hearing concert

The annual Sight and Hearing Concert, sponsored by the LaGrange Lions Club, will feature Terry Lee Goffee.

The event is 1 to 6 p.m. June 28 at the Lions Club Park, Glendale Street, LaGrange. There will be food and beverages throughout the afternoon.

Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair and shades. For more information, call Rich or Kay Hegadore at (440) 355-5781.

Send your Grafton/LaGrange/Columbia news to Melissa Linebrink,  329-7155 or

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